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No matter what your goals, our experts will be there to help you achieve them.
This is why In 2020, we were honored to be recognized for our commitment to help our clients meet their goals(1).

Stress-free account opening and management

Moving countries can be a busy, hectic experience. HSBC makes it easier, with simple, seamless banking and English-speaking expert assistance whenever you need it.

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English-speaking advisers available

Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm. Saturday 9am to 5:30pm(2).

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Mobile banking app

available in English, rated 4.5(3) in the App Store.

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Easy account opening

online from outside France. Our advisers can talk you through the whole process.

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Award-winning service

Don't take our word for it – the French banking industry's leading awards have recognized HSBC's service.

  • 84% Satisfaction for our dedicated advisers(13)
  • Top ranked for remote customer service(1)
  • Top ranked for branch satisfaction(1)

Your bank card*:
a must-have accessory

Visa Classic Card

Visa Classic
Card

Simplicity for your
daily-life

3,75€ / month**

Paiement mobile Apple Pay
Visa Premier Card

Visa Premier
Card

High-level
privileges

11,17€ / month**

Paiement mobile Apple Pay
Gold Mastercard Card

Gold Mastercard
Card

High-level
and worldwide

11,17€ / month**

Transparent pricing for a world of advantages.

  • Free cash withdrawals from HSBC ATMs around the world(4)
  • Debit card from €3.75 a month: provision of a debit card*
  • Account fees for less than €2.50 a month

*Provision of a debit card (international payment card with an immediate or deferred debit) according to the law D.312-1-1 of Monetary and financial Code. Provision of the card according to the Bank. All consumers has a 14 calendar days right to retract according to the online subscription of a bank card.
**Annual fees paid in one time: €45 / year for Visa Classic - €134 / year for Visa Premier and Gold MasterCard.
First fee paid at the time of subscription.

Your bank card* :
a must-have accessory

Visa Classic Card

Visa Classic
Card

Simplicity for your
daily-life

3,75€ / month**

Visa Premier Card

Visa Premier
Card

High-level
privileges

11,17€ / month**

Gold Mastercard Card

Gold Mastercard
Card

High-level
and worldwide

11,17€ / month**

Transparent pricing for a world of advantages.

  • Free cash withdrawals from HSBC ATMs around the world(4)
  • Debit card from €3.75 a month: provision of a debit card*
  • Account fees for less than €2.50 a month

*Provision of a debit card (international payment card with an immediate or deferred debit) according to the law D.312-1-1 of Monetary and financial Code. Provision of the card according to the Bank. All consumers has a 14 calendar days right to retract according to the online subscription of a bank card.
**Annual fees paid in one time: €45 / year for Visa Classic - €134 / year for Visa Premier and Gold MasterCard.
First fee paid at the time of subscription.

Your partner all over the world Your partner all over the world

Our global expertise working for you

As part of a global banking network, HSBC Continental Europe offers you dedicated services to help with your new life in France.

  • International Centre
    Bilingual specialist advisers ready to help you and your family at every stage.
  • All your HSBC Accounts(5) in one place
    Global View(6) brings all your HSBC accounts around the world into one screen in the HSBC mobile app.
  • Instant, commission-free(7) transfers between your HSBC accounts(6) with Global Transfer.
  • Help with moving to France
    - Three months of instant, free French-English translations of key documents from Lingua Custodia(8),
    - One free month of property rental guarantees with UNKLE(9),
    - Exclusive deals on online French courses with Babbel(10).

Your accounts in your pocket

The new HSBC mobile app to manage your accounts as you want.

  • Add instantly a beneficiary.
  • Innovative and secure authentification by fingerprint or facial recognition.
  • A natural and intuitive navigation
Available on Google Play Download from App Store

Your accounts in your pocket

  • Add instantly a beneficiary.
  • Innovative and secure authentification by fingerprint or facial recognition.
  • A natural and intuitive navigation

4,4 rated on the App Store(3)

4,4 rated on the App Store<sup>(3)</sup>
Your accounts in your pocket Your accounts in your pocket

HSBC awarded

HSBC, rewarded for the quality of its customer service

HSBC, rewarded for the quality of its customer service(1)

HSBC named World's best bank for sustainable finance

HSBC named World's best bank for sustainable finance(11)

HSBC, rewarded for the quality of its support in your projects

HSBC, rewarded for the quality of its support in your projects(1)

Open a bank account online in minutes(12)

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Make a minimum deposit of €200 to activate your account

Some questions come up frequently. You might find yours here...

How do we contact you?

By using live chat, social networks, phone or in a branch, it's up to you. Our personal advisors are available from Monday to Friday from 8am to 8pm. Saturday from 9am to 5:30pm(2).

I don't have all my supporting documents with me.
Can I still start my account opening application?

Yes. You can start your account opening application and save it. At any time, you can come back and upload your supporting documents. You can also start on your computer and finalize on your smartphone. A readable photo of your documents or a scan is enough!

Can I have a dedicated personal advisor?

All of our customers have a dedicated personal advisor to help you every step of the way. They are available directly by phone and you can have access to their agenda in order to book an appointment.


Account opening accepted subject to approval by the Bank. All consumers have a right of withdrawal of 14 days for online subscription of a bank account.

(1) The bank quality trophies are awarded by meilleurebanque.com (company owned by meilleurtaux.com group). The 2020 edition of this survey was made online along with the Opinion Way Institute from September 27th to October 23rd 2019 on a sample of 5035 French people with a bank account, representative of the French population aged over 18 years old.

(2) Unless otherwise specified, bank holiday during the week (from Monday to Saturday) are worked – except on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.

(3) Rate observed on the App Store on March 12th, 2020, 05:25 PM.

(4) Commissions can be received by the local bank of some countries.

(5) We would like to remind you that in accordance with current French regulations, individuals, associations and companies which do not have a commercial form, who are French tax residents or established in France, are required to declare, on their personal or corporate income tax return, the accouAccount opening accepted subject to approval by the Bank. All consumers have a right of withdrawal of 14 days for online subscription of a bank accounts opened, held, used or closed abroad as well as all related accrued income. Furthermore, upon receipt of investment income through these accounts, individuals must pay social contributions and, if necessary, an advance income tax payment. Finally, if the concerned account holders are liable to wealth tax (IFI), under certain conditions, the fraction of the value of shares held on those accounts representing real estate assets must be declared for wealth tax purposes.
In the event of failure to comply with these obligations, concerned individuals, associations or companies may be subject to payment of back taxes and penalties. For further information regarding these tax and reporting obligations, we recommend you contact an independent advisor.

(6) "My International Accounts" service in your online space. For HSBC Continental Europe, the accounts eligible for "My international transfers" are deposit accounts denominated in euros.
- Global View : We remind you that according to the regulations in force, individuals, associations, and companies not having the commercial form, domiciled or established for tax purposes in France, are required to declare, when declaring their income or results, all accounts opened, held, used or closed abroad as well as income related to those accounts. In addition, as soon as individuals receive income from movable property through these accounts, they must pay social security contributions and, where applicable, make a down payment of income tax. Finally, under certain conditions, the portion of the representative value of real estate assets of shares or shares in companies or organisations held in these accounts must be declared for tax purposes if the holders concerned are liable for it. In addition, under current regulations, individuals domiciled for tax purposes in France are required to declare, when filing their income tax returns, certain information relating to capitalisation contracts and investments of the same nature, and in particular life insurance contracts, taken out with organisations established outside France and, where applicable, the income generated on these contracts when they are fully or partially surrendered. In addition, the latter must also pay the social security contributions due under their contract. Finally, the surrender value of surrenderable insurance contracts and capitalisation warrants or contracts up to the fraction of their representative value of units of account composed of taxable real estate assets must be declared for tax purposes if the holders concerned are liable for it. In the event of non-compliance with these obligations, the persons concerned are exposed to tax reminders and the application of sanctions. For further details regarding your reporting and tax obligations, we recommend you consult an independent advisor.
- Global Transfers: Up to USD 100,000 (or its equivalent) and subject to eligibility. Additional fees may be charged by French or foreign correspondents for a particular service or following a foreign exchange transaction. The exchange rate corresponds to the exchange price of the currency at the time the transaction is executed plus a variable margin depending on the amount of the transaction and the currency processed.

(7) Up to USD 100 000 (or its equivalent) and depending on eligibility.

(8) Lingua Custodia offers any individual the opportunity to try its online translation service (beta version) free of charge for 3 months, up to a maximum of three types of documents: rental contracts, home and employment insurance. HSBC offers you simplified and faster access to this service as part of an offer reserved for any capable adult, excluding students, opening their first account with HSBC Continental Europe before 31 December 2020. A simplified access link will be sent after the account has been opened and will allow access to Lingua Custodia's translation service for 3 months under the above conditions. Offer limited to the first 1000 account openings. Offer can be combined with other current offers, limited to one access per person or per tax household in the event of opening a joint bank account. The terms and conditions of the translation service are those of the General Terms and Conditions signed directly between the client and Lingua Custodia and for which HSBC Continental Europe is neither a party nor a guarantor. HSBC Continental Europe cannot be held responsible for any matters arising from the execution of these services.

(9) Rental guarantee subscription fees available on www.unkle.fr. Offer can be combined with other current offers, reserved for individuals who are already HSBC Continental Europe customers or for the first time you open an account with HSBC Continental Europe. To benefit from the offer you must register with UNKLE at www.unkle.fr, and you must use your HSBC bank account to pay for the UNKLE guarantee. The reduction for the rental guarantee will be applied in the second month. Offer effective October 1, 2019, subject to change/deletion at any time. The conditions for the execution of the UNKLE service are those of the contract signed directly between the customer and UNKLE and for which HSBC Continental Europe is neither party nor guarantor. HSBC Continental Europe shall not be liable for the performance of these services by UNKLE and any consequences of such performance for users.

(10) Offer valid for a first subscription of 3, 6 or 12 months to learn a language. Subscription fees for Babbel language courses are available at www.babbel.com Offer reserved for individual HSBC Continental Europe customers, can be combined with other current offers, limited to one access per person or per tax household. To benefit from the offer, the customer must register with Babbel via the link dedicated to HSBC customers. Offer valid as of June 1, 2019, subject to change/deletion at any time. The terms and conditions of the Babbel service are those of the contract signed directly between the customer and Babbel and for which HSBC Continental Europe is neither a party nor a guarantor. HSBC Continental Europe cannot be held responsible for the performance of these services by Babbel and any consequences of such performance for users.

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(12) Account opening accepted subject to approval by the Bank. All consumers have a right of withdrawal of 14 days for online subscription of a bank account.

(13) Cap Excellence RM source (question asked to clients who know their relationship manager) full year 2019 – BVA MARITZ.